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Comment & Response
July 2019

Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality

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  • 1Institute of Translation and Interpreting, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1001. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1856

To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Khoong and colleagues1 assessed the usefulness of machine translation in helping patients understand discharge instructions. Although the ubiquity and low cost of machine translation might make this seem a valid option in some cases, evaluating its potential will take more careful study than the methods used by the authors.

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